Damascus / Beirut / Geneva, 4 February 2017 The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) mourns the loss of yet another Red Crescent volunteer in Syria, , with news of the death of Hazem Taysir Dawarh, following a road traffic accident in Sweida, southern Syria, due to ice on the road. Hazem, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, had been recovering in hospital before tragically passing away in the earlier today. Two other volunteers, Mazen Waleed Akl and Tareq Hisham Radwan, also died in the same incident. In the early hours of… Read More »
In the early morning of Feb 1st 2017, the administrative offices of Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) Idleb branch were damaged during an incident which affected the Carlton Hotel. SARC Idleb have offices inside the building. The President of the branch sustained light head injuries. His condition is stable. No other staff or volunteers from SARC were hurt. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent call on all parties to respect the SARC emblem, to provide protection for SARC teams and enable them to carry out their humanitarian missions, which alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people according to the principles… Read More »
Teams of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) had their humanitarian role done in Wadi Barada, Rural Damascus, on 30/01/2017. The teams accompanied the convoy which transported 2129 persons from the mentioned area to Idleb city. 200 volunteers who work in SARC branches in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartous, Lattakia and Idleb participated in the mission in coordination with the Headquarters.
On 29 January a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) car was involved in an accident in Sweida, southern Syria, due to snow and ice on the road. With sadness we confirm that two volunteers, Mazen Waleed Akl and Tareq Hisham Radwan lost their lives. Some of their fellow volunteers were injured. The SARC team were en route to an emergency response to provide first aid at a road accident that occurred in the early hours of the morning, due to the treacherous weather conditions. SARC and IFRC extend their condolences to their families, friends and the fellow volunteers of Sweida… Read More »
Headed by its president Mr. Khaled Hboubati, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delegation participated in the 9th Conference for the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies of the Middle East and North Africa which took place in Amman during the period January 24 – 26, 2017. The conference was held under the title “Together for Humanity”, and discussed several issues, most notably the emergency response to the challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, the importance of promoting a culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence.